Definition of Overworking

1. Noun. The act of working too much or too long. "He became ill from overwork"

Exact synonyms: Overwork
Generic synonyms: Labor, Labour, Toil
Derivative terms: Overwork, Overwork



Definition of Overworking

1. Verb. (present participle of overwork) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Overworking

1. overwork [v] - See also: overwork

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Overworking

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overworking (current term)
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Literary usage of Overworking

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1. Cotton Spinning: Its Development, Principles, and Practice by Richard Marsden (1888)
"Cotton injured by overworking. —Severe treatment in the roller card.—COMBING ; indispensable for fine counts.—Invention of the combing machine; ..."

2. Practical Problems of the School by Harmon Ebert Waits (1920)
"overworking the Bright Pupil. There is a strong tendency in the recitation for the teacher to overwork the stronger pupils of the class and underwork the ..."

3. Talking Business by John Mantle Clapp, L. N. Andres (1919)
"... upon careful diagnosis of your own make-up — to talk always in the way most truly characteristic of your individuality. overworking Your " Strong Point" ..."

4. The Design, Construction and Maintenance of Sewage Disposal Works: Being a by Hugh Percival Raikes (1908)
"... Distribution on land filtration areas—Cultivation and cropping of land—Effect of overworking irrigation areas. WHEN it first became necessary to provide ..."

5. Essays on Educational Reformers by Robert Hebert Quick (1890)
"Harm from overworking teachers. and intellectual, have ceased to interest us, our own education stops, and we become incapable of fulfilling the highest and ..."

6. Practical Rowing with Scull and Sweep by Eugene Abraham Darling, Arthur Wesselhoeft Stevens (1906)
"overworking THE RECOVER Remember always what you are doing in the boat, — rowing, — and don't let it degenerate into recovering. A crew that makes hard work ..."

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